No Employment Agreement, No Problem


A non-compete or non-solicit agreement puts you in the driver's seat if a key employee learns your secret playbook, leaves you and joins a direct competitor. But you may have neglected to get the employee to sign a strong employment agreement. You might not even have a non-disclosure agreement to stand on. Feels like you're in free fall, right? What can be done then?

Look for a paperless claim. Texas, like many states, prohibits employees from using or disclosing your business secrets on a new job. If you can prove that the ex-employee is improperly using or disclosing your business secrets, you can get an injunction. No employment agreement is needed.

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